Hopewell Township Regulates Chicken Sex

By Art Gallagher

Hopewell Township has passed an ordinance that regulates how often roosters can visit the hen house, how much noise they can make while they are visiting and requires they to be screened for infectious diseases before visiting, according to a report in the Trenton Times.  Cocks caught crowing too much will be banned from hen houses for two years.

Someone should alert Cass Sunstein, the Administrator of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama White House.  Sunstein is an advocate of animal rights who has argued that animals should be granted standing to file law suits.

The Times reported that the Hopewell Committee has been working on this issue for three years.   I wonder if they considered unintended consequences:

Posted: April 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cock a doodle doo | Tags: | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Hopewell Township Regulates Chicken Sex”

  1. frithguild said at 3:56 pm on April 27th, 2011:

    >>>Now that the chickens are coming home to roost …<<<

    Is all this inspired by euphemism overload from Dr. Sabrin’s piece?

  2. TR said at 4:16 pm on April 27th, 2011:

    I heard Arts nickname in college was ROOSTER

  3. TheDigger said at 7:39 pm on April 27th, 2011:

    Wanna bet some “progressive” politician will want to tax the roosters for engaging in lewd conduct?

    But the animal rights group will oppose any choking the chicken.